The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has cleared the air on matters concerning the apex bank’s governor, Godwin Emefiele’s affiliation with the All Progressives Congress APC, APC and a possible bid for the 2023 Presidential Election.
The bank authorities made it crystal clear that it is not aware of Emefiele’s links to the ruling APC, and whether or not he has any interest in the forthcoming presidency race.
Organisations like the Nigeria Patriot Quest, NPQ, Unified Northern Nigeria Youth Forum, UNNYF, and Green Alliance Movement, GAM, have been urging Emefiele to join the race to succeed incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari.
However, the bank’s governor has not openly declared an interest in the election, he is being linked to the ruling party and has not also clearly come out to outrightly deny the allegations.
CBN’s Governor’s Posters Sighted
His campaign posters were prominently displayed at the Eagle Square in Abuja, venue of the national convention of the APC, on March 26.
Besides the presence of his posters and banners at the APC national convention, inscriptions on the campaign materials suggested that the apex bank’s governor was a member of the APC.
Concerns have been raised over the independence of the apex bank when the head of the institution is being strongly linked to the country’s ruling party.